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Offline avra

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Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« on: November 26, 2015, 03:29:32 AM »
www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero

This is going to shake things a lot in embedded world!

Offline gavinmc42

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 09:31:28 PM »
Xmas for nerds, best present ever?
Probably will need to wait until new years before getting my hands on one or ten.

Offline danielibarnes

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 03:14:06 PM »
I got one today! I can't wait to get piCore running on it.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 10:43:55 PM »
I got one today! I can't wait to get piCore running on it.

Great! Let us know the result.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 06:03:18 AM »
I just received mine too - will be installing PiCore as well.

The kernel could loose some of the modules, such as LAN and Audio as the PiZero doesn't have that functionality.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 11:06:11 AM »
Hi: At ADAFRUIT the Raspi0 starter kit ($50.00 plus) is out of stock. So it will not be easy to get it for $ 5.00 for a while.
Microcenter in Tustin had it for $ 5.00 and two for $9.99. On the other hand I saw a Zero advertised as "one per household"
So - the demand must be huge.
I have a question on that other post here - Why is audio not needed?
HDMI output delivers video and audio. This means that you will get only video and no audio from HDMI.
t(w)o be(ers) or not t(w)o be(ers) that is the question

Offline danielibarnes

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 01:38:42 PM »
The adafruit page indicates You can still get digital audio out via HDMI. It also has instructions on how to get audio output from the GPIO pins.

Offline sixgunz

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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero only 5 USD
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 05:37:28 AM »
I just received mine too - will be installing PiCore as well.

The kernel could loose some of the modules, such as LAN and Audio as the PiZero doesn't have that functionality.

EDIT:  Actually, audio still exists according to some sources, just the 3.5mm jacks have gone - audio runs through the sys chip (as pseudo USB device)  I have a microHDMI to VGA with audio out, so will try this.